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Kristen McCosh

Commissioner, Disabilities Commission

Kristen McCosh is the Disability Commissioner and ADA Title II Coordinator for the City of Boston. In this role, she leads the City’s collaborative efforts to ensure accessibility and inclusion in all programs, policies, public rights of way, and municipal buildings in Boston. She is responsible for overseeing non-discrimination on the basis of disability so that all Boston residents and visitors with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate fully in everything the City has to offer.

Commissioner McCosh is a well-respected leader in the disability community, where she has been a local and national advocate for over 25 years. She served as Ms. Wheelchair Massachusetts 2007 and Ms. Wheelchair America 2008, promoting disability rights, equal access, empowerment, and independent living.

Commissioner McCosh graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston with a B.A. in English and Political Science, and studied for her MPH at the Boston University School of Public Health. She holds an M.A. in Disability Studies from the City University of New York. She was born and raised in South Boston, where she currently resides with her husband along with many members of her extended family.